basic rider course
This 5-minute video is a capsule summary of what you'll experience in our hands-on, 15 hour, Basic RiderCourse training program. Five hours of classroom instruction prepare you for ten hours of practical riding in a controlled, off-street environment, under the guidance of MSF-certified RiderCoaches.
The Basic RiderCourse is the best place for new riders to start once you’ve made the decision to ride.
This is a 15-hour course; 5 hours classroom hours and 10 hours riding a motorcycle spread out over 2 consecutive days.
A motorcycle and helmet are provided
Virginia will waive both the written and riding tests for your M2 endorsement.
Graduates may qualify for insurance premium discounts with some motorcycle insurers.
Completion of the Basic RiderCourse satisfies the requirements of the Department of Defense regulations regarding motorcycle training for active duty military members and civilians operating a motorcycle on and off military installations.
The Basic RiderCourse is conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. Our RiderCoaches will help you learn to the best of your ability. If you have significant difficulty or become a risk to yourself or others, as determined by you or your RiderCoaches, you will not be permitted to continue to ride (other options may be available for developing your riding skills).
If you would like a head-start or are worried that you may not be able to keep up, consider our Intro to Motorcycle Riding Course
To successfully complete the course, you must:
Attend and participate in all sessions.
Achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test covering course materials.
Achieve a passing score on a riding-skill evaluation.
Successfully completing the Basic RiderCourse is not a guarantee that you will be safe on the road. Only you can choose the level of safety you wish to maintain. The course will provide you with the opportunities and experiences to acquire the basic knowledge and skill that enable you to continue to practice and develop your safe riding habits. Safe riding is also a matter of attitude, and only you can provide that.
Please contact PRU so that we are made aware of any special medical requirements or other special considerations that may be required.
If you must reschedule and fail to contact us at least 72 hours before the start of your class, a $75 rescheduling fee will be applied.
You must provide your own shatter-resistant eye protection, sturdy over the ankle footwear (non-canvas), long sleeved shirt or jacket, long non-flare denim pants or equivalent protective material and full fingered (preferably leather) gloves.
What to ExpecT
15-hours of instruction (5 hours classroom/10 hours riding)
Range exercises include low-speed maneuvers and basic skills such as shifting, accelerating, braking, cornering, U-turn, lane change
You’ll be with the same group for the duration of your training
You’ll receive individual RiderCoach feedback while learning to ride
Motorcycle, helmet and gloves are provided
Types and/or models of motorcycles available vary by site. Ask your RiderCoach which training bike is best for you based on your height, weight or preferred riding style
We offer a variety of bikes in our classes. If you are small or tall just let us know and we will make sure we have the right mix of bikes to try and accommodate your needs.
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